Meghan Markle’s lawyer has accused a “senior figure” in the palace of giving information to a U.K. tabloid “in order to help defeat” the duchess’s privacy lawsuit.
Meghan is suing The Mail on Sunday for printing a letter she sent her father begging him to stop talking to the media on the grounds it violated her privacy and copyright.
The Duchess of Sussex was subsequently forced into an embarrassing apology, admitting she mislead the court, after her former communications secretary handed over her private messages.
However, Jason Knauf is not the only palace insider to have provided material to the tabloid, after outgoing editor Ted Verity spoke of a separate mystery “high-grade” source.
Now Meghan’s lawyer, Jenny Afia, has accused that anonymous palace figure of trying to undermine the case against the newspaper’s publisher, Associated Newspapers Ltd.
The attorney, of Schillings, told the new BBC documentary The Princes and the Press: “Ted Verity, the editor of The Mail on Sunday, said in his signed witness statement that he had been given information that helped support Associated’s [The Mail on Sunday‘s] case.
“He said this information came from a senior palace source and he said in his witness statement this was not ‘gossip or tittle tattle.’
“What it means is that a senior figure in the Royal Household according to The Mail on Sunday was passing him information in order to help defeat the duchess’s case.”
The existence of an additional royal source has been known about for…